Lizard Canary Association of Great Britain


The Lizard Canary Association is dedicated to the promotion and conservation of the oldest breed of canary: the Lizard canary.  The Lizard is believed to have originated in France during the reign of Louis XIV, but became established as a distinct variety thanks to selective breeding by British canary fanciers in the course of the eighteenth century.Gold Clear Cap                                        

The Lizard canary is so named because the pattern of its plumage has been likened to the scales of an exotic lizard, and its unique characteristics have survived unchanged up to the present day.  Thanks to the L.C.A. and the dedicated fanciers who maintain pure-bred strains of the breed, the Lizard canary has emerged from the verge of extinction at the end of the Second World War to become a well established, if still rare, breed with a golden future.

The Lizard Canary Association offers its members:

  • A handbook that provides essential information on breeding and exhibition of Lizard canaries.
  • "The Lizard News", a magazine with the latest news and information on the activities of the LCA and its members, published three times a year.
  • The LCA Classic - the world's largest show dedicated to the Lizard canary.
  • A written show standard (adopted by the C.O.M. for international bird shows).     
  • Patronage for local bird shows that accept the LCA's show standards and judges.      
  • A panel of judges with specialist knowledge of the Lizard canary.                              Image by Alessandro De Santis
  • Contact with other dedicated Lizard breeders.                                                               
  • Information and advice on all aspects of the history, breeding and exhibiting of the Lizard canary.

For more information and membership details, please contact the LCA Secretary Mr Dave Ross, tel:  0191 4164967

John Codling

It is with regret that the LCA reports the passing of long time member and former EALCA Chairman John Codling. John died on 9th November. A lovely man, who has been and will be missed. The LCA send their condolences to John's family

LCA Classic 2015.

Brace for Nigel Hastead. The 2015 LCA best Lizard in show was awarded to Nigel Hastead from Gloucestershire. Nigel repeated his 2014 win. Nigel is on only the second person this century to acheive back to back wins. The first being the late Stan Insall in 2000 and 2001. Best Novice was staged by Leicestershire exhibitor Wayne Elton

Second, third, fourth and fifth best Lizards were benched by Stan Bolton. Judge was Andy Williamson



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